Can single/divorced fathers get maintenance or financial support?

In essence, the law is gender neutral, therefore, single fathers are just as entitled to receive maintenance or financial support from their spouse as a single mother. However, there are two elements, the first relates to child maintenance, which is always payable by a non-resident parent, and spousal support, which is discretionary. Understanding your rights is essential when navigating the complexities of finances surrounding separation and divorce; read on for more information.